Reviews for Day It Rained Hearts : With Valentine Stickers


Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 December 2001
Ages 3-5. Originally published in 1983 as Four Valentines in a Rainstorm, this sweet book remains the same except for a new cover. Still, many libraries will no longer have the original, and this is a good choice for holiday shelves. Young Cornelia is walking along when it starts raining hearts. Catching them in her hand and in her yellow slicker, she takes them home to make valentines. Because each heart is different, she is able to make very special cards for her special friends. The small watercolor-and-ink illustrations in the center of each snowy page give the spreads a cozy feel. Little ones will enjoy watching as Cornelia catches her hearts and decides what to do with them, and they will appreciate the happiness the valentines bring to Rabbit, Turtle, Mouse, and Dog. Copyright information mentions sticker art, but that did not appear with the galley. ((Reviewed December 1, 2001)) Copyright 2002 Booklist Reviews

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2002 Spring
After raindrop hearts fall to earth, young--and resourceful--Cornelia Augusta uses them to create customized valentines for her animal friends. Like the text, the illustrations are sweet but not precious, simple but not styleless. Originally published as [cf2]Four Valentines in a Rainstorm,[cf1] this reissue contains a page of stickers that may make the book inappropriate for libraries. Copyright 2002 Horn Book Guide Reviews

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Publishers Weekly Reviews 2001 December #1
Originally published in 1983 as Four Valentines in a Rainstorm, Felicia Bond's The Day It Rained Hearts follows young Cornelia Augusta as she makes creative use of a most unusual downpour. Along with the name change, Bond's offering has also been enlarged, adding a generous white frame around sweet and simple vignettes of Cornelia fashioning a quartet of handcrafted Valentine's Day cards; includes a heart-themed sticker sheet. ( Dec.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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